Office of International Programs
A recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education (2/24/2011) pointed out why international internships are increasingly important to university global engagement. In the essay, Cindy Chalou and Charles Gliozzo of Michigan State University wrote that, “College graduates need an international perspective to be competitive in today's job market. Many will have to negotiate foreign cultures whether they work in the United States or abroad. As part of this continuing change, international college internships should now be viewed as steppingstones to career success.”
SOU students are fortunate to have two excellent choices from which to select a meaningful international internship. Through careful planning and working with an SOU professor, students are able to earn credit abroad for their intern experience. It is essential that you begin planning several months in advance of when you intend to begin your internship!
The following sponsors are connected to our affiliated/approved program providers.
Cultural Embrace is a part of Academic Programs International. You can teach, work, intern, or volunteer in 19 countries. Whether you are a student trying to gain academic credit and work experience, or a professional looking for that meaningful vacation or corporate team building retreat, or a retiree that wants to revive your life in another exotic destination, Cultural Embrace by API offers travel programs that will fit anyone's schedule, budget, interests and passions.
IE3 Global Internships is connected to Oregon Abroad and provides internship placement, pre-departure orientation, learning tools, and monitoring and support by a regional director in the U.S. Through IE3 you will be able to earn academic credit at SOU while gaining professional experience. Internships are available in a variety of private-sector companies, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions around the world.